Yeah, the journey is pretty rocky. So many obstacles thrown in the way. Your own self-confidence being one of those obstacles. It’s fun for people to tear you down so you can build yourself back up better than ever. Right? Yeah. It’s nice when people have a good time running roughshod over you, under the pretense of “helping.” Guess what? Attacking my style of writing isn’t cool. Telling me that I am a horrible writer with a bad style and a possibly good story hidden underneath all the muck is not a good way to ingratiate yourself to me. It just makes me want to not listen to you. I like constructive criticism, it works for me. People telling me that they blindly love whatever I write, not so much. Telling me how bad of a writer I am without giving options on how to get better…just makes you a jerk.